Benign triton tumor of the trigeminal nerve

Dalys E. Castro, Karthikram Raghuram, C. Douglas Phillips

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Benign triton tumors (neuromuscular hamartomas) are rare neoplasms composed of well-differentiated striated muscle fibers admixed with peripheral nerve fibers. To the best of our knowledge, this is the third case reported in the world literature of a benign triton tumor involving cranial nerve V (trigeminal nerve) and the first in the radiology literature. The previous reports of this lesion have focused on its unusual pathology and not on the imaging findings. In light of the imaging appearance of this lesion, we consider that the imaging findings may suggest this uncommon diagnosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)967-969
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Neuroradiology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1 2005
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Clinical Neurology

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Castro, D. E., Raghuram, K., & Phillips, C. D. (2005). Benign triton tumor of the trigeminal nerve. American Journal of Neuroradiology, 26(4), 967-969.